Work-Based Learning for Businesses and Communities
Work-based learning (WBL) is a coordinated sequence of experiences designed to provide students with real-world learning through partnerships with local business and industry. These learning activities help a young person explore careers and choose an appropriate career path.
For you the business:
- Positive promotion for your company in the community
- Long-term workforce development
- Exceptional employee productivity
For students you engage:
- Reduces drop-out rates
- Makes school relevant
- Develops problem solving and life skills
Overall, Work-Based Learning experiences are guided by the terms in which you, the school, and the student agree upon. A training plan including assumptions and agreements is essential to the success of a program such as this.
How do we start?
The first step is to engage with a school district in your community to discuss the opportunities for partnership. Contact our office at 614-728-3690 or visit the Ohio Educational Directory System
to search for school district contact information. Utilize the resources below to begin your company's Work-based Learning program!
Take a look at this DRAFT Employer Guide to Work-Based Learning
and companion document
. Please submit any feedback you have on this guide
by January 31, 2023.
Find Partners -
Sample Resources -
Use the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal -
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